Seminars

The consortium holds bi-weekly seminars on Wednesdays at 2:00 pm CET. Recordings of previous seminars can be accessed here.

2021 Seminar Archive


2022 Seminars:

21
September
Blending Multi-Nutrient Fertilizers in Small Batches for Trials and DemonstrationsPresentation outline: Essential plant nutrients and balanced fertilizers; The SMaRT Concept and the need to verify fertilizer effectiveness; Why blend fertilizers in small batches?; The 5Rs of fertilizer blending; What are the principles regarding selection of ingredients, rates and sources?; What is the evidence of efficacy?; YouTube video demonstrating the blending process
Speaker(s): John Wendt, IFDC
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7
September
Crop Nutrient Data Microsite DemonstrationOur new microsite cropnutrientdata.net provides easy and open access to field trial data based on our two databases (1) Nutrient Omission Trial and (2) Global Nutrient Removal. The site also provides a convenient option for those interested in contributing data to either of the databases. Ethan will give a demo of the databases and the platform’s capabilities. including: Login & Tutorial video; Data tab – Projects; Export; Trials; Workspaces – Pre-made; New; Export
Speaker(s): Ethan Revel, Agmatix
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15
June
General Consortium Meeting
8
June
Setting external target values of SRP performance indicators for sustainable rice productionThe presentation covers how the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) defined performance indicators for rice production; provides for comparison of major performance indicators across Asia and Africa; and sets external target values for major SRP performance indicators.

Speaker(s): Krishna Devkota, African Sustainable Agriculture Research Institute (ASARI), Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Laayoune, Morocco
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27
April
Rice Crop Manager Advisory ServiceExperiences with dissemination of the digital crop nutrition advisory platform Rice Crop Manager Advisory Service
Speaker(s): Jessel Fernandez-Cardines, Department of Agriculture, Philippines
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13
April
Digitalizing Ag-landscape in PakistanTheir presentation outlines Growtech’s company vision of becoming the preferred name for precision and data driven agriculture in Pakistan.
Speaker(s): Faisal Bilal, GROWTECH
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2
March
Rapid surveys empower precision agronomy at scaleIn this talk, Sonam Sherpa (CIMMYT, CSISA) and Andrew McDonald (Cornell, CSISA) briefly described the basics of the LCAS approach and showcase how surveys are combined with predictive soil mapping to create new data-driven approaches for precision nutrient management in smallholder systems that are responsive to landscape variation.  The utility of LCAS -type surveys extend beyond field agronomy to investment priority setting, geographic targeting, and monitoring & evaluation.  The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the merits and challenges for evolving initiatives like LCAS into a global approach.
Speaker(s): Sonam Sherpa, CIMMYT/Cornell University
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16
February
Data Management Platform, AXIOMSpeaker(s): Eitan Revel and Sagi Katz
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2
February
General CPCN MeetingSpeaker: Pauline Chivenge, APNI
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Speaker: Achim Dobermann, IFA; Keith Sheppard, iSDA
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